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Students awarded scholarship to attend Somerset Community College

Students awarded scholarship to attend Somerset Community College include:

JOHN SIMPSON
John Simpson of Burnside has been awarded a John T. Smith Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College. The scholarship has been awarded for the fall 2014 semester.

The John T. Smith Scholarship is named for Dr. John T. Smith, the first African American to receive a doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Smith had a distinguished career in higher education and served as the first African American community college president in Kentucky. Dr. Smith served as president of Jefferson Community College for seven years. The John T. Smith scholarships are available to Kentucky residents who demonstrate potential for success is postsecondary education and also demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to African American students.

Simpson graduated from Forestville High School in Washington, D.C. He is majoring in business administration and hopes to open his own business. Simpson was named to the fall 2013 dean's list and holds a 3.4 grade point average. He is a volunteer at the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport and enjoys playing basketball. Simpson is the son of Virgie Simpson of Clinton, Maryland and John Simpson of Dayton, Ohio.

REBECCA DUNMORE
Rebecca Lynn Dunmore of Somerset has been awarded a Rogers Scholars scholarship to attend Somerset Community College. The scholarship has been awarded for the fall 2014 semester.

The Rogers Scholars scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship awarded to all graduates of the Rogers Scholars program who attend SCC.  The Rogers Scholars program is a competitive, intensive, weeklong program focusing on developing skills in leadership, technology, entrepreneurship and community service named for Congressman Hal Rogers.

Dunmore is a 2014 graduate of Somerset Christian School. She is planning to graduate from SCC and transfer to the University of Kentucky to complete a bachelor's degree in English or Political Science. She also plans to continue her education to obtain a master's degree and eventually a Ph.D.

Dunmore is a SCC student ambassador and has been a member of the National Honor Society, Rogers Scholar, Governor's School for Entrepreneurs, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Health Explorers, PRIDE Club and UNITE Club. She is the daughter of Garry and Geanette Carman of Somerset.

ZACHARY KEAN
Zachary Kean of Russell Springs has been awarded a William and Julia Cundiff Memorial Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College. The scholarship has been awarded for the fall 2014 semester.

The William and Julia Cundiff Endowed Scholarship was established in 2008 through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Cundiff, who bequeathed funds to SCC for scholarships.

Kean plans to obtain his Associate of Applied Science degree and then transfer to obtain a bachelor's degree. He hopes to become fluent in Spanish as well as Sign Language. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Kean is the son of Karen and Tony Kean of Russell Springs.

BRITTANY KENNEDY
Brittany Kennedy of Monticello has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College. The scholarship has been awarded for the fall 2014 semester.

Preference for the KCTCS Presidential Scholarship is given to students who have an ACT composite of 23 or higher and a grade point average of 3.25 or better.

Kennedy is a 2014 graduate of Wayne County High School, where she held a 4.0 grade point average. She is a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church #1 in Somerset. Kennedy plans to obtain her associate's degree and then pursue her bachelor's degree in elementary education.

Kennedy is the daughter of Donald and Debbie Kennedy of the Cabell community.

ABIGAIL PERKINS
Abigail Alisa Perkins of Monticello has been awarded a KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College. The scholarship has been awarded for the fall 2014 semester.

The KCTCS Commonwealth Scholarship was created during the 1988 regular session of the General Assembly to encourage Kentucky’s high scholastic achieving students to attend college in Kentucky. The Commonwealth scholarships are available to Kentucky residents who are current year high school graduates in the top quartile of their high school graduating class, or prior year high school graduates in the top quartile upon graduating.

Perkins is a 2014 graduate of Wayne County High School, where she held a 4.0 grade point average. She is serving as an SCC student ambassador and student mentor this semester.

Perkins plans to obtain an associate's degree from SCC and then transfer to Eastern Kentucky University to major in occupational therapy.

Perkins is the daughter of Jackie and Douglas Perkins of Monticello.

ANNA PANYATHONG
Anna Panyathong, 20, of Nancy, has been awarded a John T. Smith Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College. The scholarship has been awarded for the fall 2014 semester.

The John T. Smith Scholarship is named for Dr. John T. Smith, the first African American to receive a doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Smith had a distinguished career in higher education and served as the first African American community college president in Kentucky. Dr. Smith served as president of Jefferson Community College for seven years. The John T. Smith scholarships are available to Kentucky residents who demonstrate potential for success is postsecondary education and also demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to African American students.

Panyathong is a 2012 graduate of East Jessamine High School where she held a 3.6 grade point average. She is working toward obtaining her Associate of Arts in Business Administration. After graduation, she hopes to obtain her degree in Marine Biology and own a hatchery. Panyathong is the daughter of Saneva and Dustin Van Zandt of Lexington, KY and Ouane and Khammany Panyathong of Madison, OH.

TYLER KING
Tyler King has been awarded a Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College. The scholarship has been awarded for the fall 2014 semester.

The Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Scholarship provides scholarships for students in the allied health programs at SCC. It was established in 1996 by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

King is a 2006 graduate of Wayne County High School. He currently holds a college grade point average of 3.9 and is majoring in exercise science.

King is the son of Brenda and Bobby Sexton, Jr. of Albany and Robert and Lena King of Monticello.

JESSE PERKINS
Jesse Perkins of Corbin has been awarded a John T. Smith Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College. The scholarship has been awarded for the fall 2014 semester.

The John T. Smith Scholarship is named for Dr. John T. Smith, the first African American to receive a doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Smith had a distinguished career in higher education and served as the first African American community college president in Kentucky. Dr. Smith served as president of Jefferson Community College for seven years. The John T. Smith scholarships are available to Kentucky residents who demonstrate potential for success is postsecondary education and also demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to African American students.

Perkins is a 1996 graduate of T.E. Mathews High School. He is majoring in business administration management and holds a 4.0 grade point average. He was named to the dean's list for the spring 2013, fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Perkins plans to transfer to another college or university to obtain his bachelor's degree upon graduation from SCC. He is the son of Deborah Collet of Williamsburg.

MORGAN WEST
Morgan West, 19, of Monticello, has been awarded the KCTCS Presidential Scholarship to attend Somerset Community College. The scholarship has been awarded for the fall 2014 semester.

Preference for the KCTCS Presidential Scholarship is given to students who have an ACT composite of 23 or higher and a grade point average of 3.25 or better.

West is enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technician program at SCC and holds a 3.635 grade point average. She is a 2012 graduate of Wayne County High School and was also homeschooled. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

After graduating from SCC, West plans to transfer to the University of Kentucky to major in Medical Laboratory Technology and perhaps pursue a Ph.D. in pathology.

West is the daughter of Bill and Sheila Cole of Monticello